15 Anti-Corruption Dept. executives questioned under Zakharchenko case
The Investigation Committee identifies possible accomplices among co-workers of the Colonel, who allegedly received bribes on an especially large scale.
The work of the Department T of the MIA Main Directorate is suspended because of the many interrogations of the department heads. According to Life, more than 15 people from the Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption Department have been brought to question. Among them is the Colonel Aleksandr Tishchenko, the Acting Head of the Department, who for a month served as the Department Head during General Kurnosenko's work trip. Tishchenko told the investigation that he had never met Zakharchenko as they had worked in different departments.
A source informed that the department heads and their deputies testify on Zakharchenko case daily. The Investigation Committee official determines possible accomplices among Colonel's co-workers.
Dmitry Zakharchenko, the Acting Head of the Department T of the MIA Main Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption was arrested on September 9 on suspicion of bribe-taking. In his sister's apartment law enforcement officers found 120 million dollars and 2 million euros. Later in his father's foreign bank accounts another 300 million euros were found. The investigation believes the money found at the sister's apartment might be associated with the theft of 26 billion rubles from Nota-Bank. The accused pleaded not guilty.
The founder and president of the Izhevsk football club Gazovik-Gazprom, known today as Zenit-Izhevsk, and the oldest professional football player in Russia has been detained for 48 hours, until the lawyers provide documents confirming that the accused cannot be kept in a pre-trial detention center on medical grounds.